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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness, and humor.

Featured Programs

Being Brave: Transforming Our World Video Series

with Timothy Quigley

June 3rd—July 1st

These inspiring and seminal talks by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ani Pema Chödrön, and Acharya Adam Lobel were given during a five-day retreat. In this five-class series we will practice together, view the talks, and engage in lively discussion. Continue »

Transforming Conflict: An Exploration of Nonviolent Communication

with Barbara Bash

July 24th

Using the tools of Nonviolent Communication, we learn to speak in a way others can hear. This training invites a fresh view of relationships to emerge. Continue »

The Moving Line: Handwriting, Drawing & Brushwork as Contemplative Practice

with Barbara Bash

July 25th

In this contemplative one-day workshop, we engage with pen, pencil, and brush to connect with ourselves and the blank page. This practice helps us understand how to make such vivid connections in daily life. Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In the City

    Transforming Aggression – Podcast Episode No. 73

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    Laura Simms discusses the meditator’s unique approach to aggression. What does it mean to examine our own aggression without letting it carry us away? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Laura Simms has been practicing meditation since 1973, and … Continue 

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    A Conversation with Shastri Ethan Nichtern – Podcast Episode No. 72

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    Shastri Ethan Nichtern, author of the newly released The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path joins our podcast host for a lively conversation about hanging out in Arkansas, hiding out in Austin, getting by in Providence and getting older in Williamsburg. Oh, and we talk about Buddhism and the book too. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala … Continue 

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    What Am I Doing Wrong? – Podcast Episode No. 71

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    John Ankele discusses how we often approach meditation motivated by this question, in this episode of the podcast. Seduced by the promise of bliss, we can miss the point. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Share what you’re … Continue